Rhoda is 12 years old, born in April 2003, the oldest of 3 children. Rhoda is a very intelligent student always coming first or second in class with exceptional grades. Her mother is a single parent who struggles to provide for the family and Rhoda is in danger of having to leave school to take a job to help support the family.
Gillian is 11 years old and in class 4 at school. She comes from a very poor family and is supported by the school, however she is coming of an age where there will be family pressure for her to leave school and find employment to help support the family.
Hellen is 13 years old born 1 April 2002. Hellen and her siblings live with their single mother who is unemployed. Hellen is a good student who normally comes first or second in her class, and due to the family circumstances in allowed at school without paying fees. Hellen is at risk of having to leave school to look for work to help support the family.
Mary was born in 2001 and is in year 8, her final year of primary school.
Mary comes from a single mom family and her mother is unemployed.She is the youngest in her family. Mary is very intelligent and does well at school, she is the school student spokes-girl and is the deputy head girl. Unsponsored she runs a very real risk of dropping out of school after primary.
Francisca was born in 2003 and is in year 6 at school. Francisca’s parents are unemployed and farm their tiny plot of land. She scores very well on class tests and has a bright future if given the opportunity to continue at school.
Abiud was born in 2002 and in his finbal year of primary school, year 8. Abiud is the school captain and a very bright pupil. We fear that without sponsorship, he might drop out at the end of the year, just as his elder sisters who all left school due to lack of fees.